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The recent weeks that have passed challenged me to be more flexible
and adaptive to some uncertainties. I realized that the set of activities that
was prepared and was asked for me to accomplish this prelims is pretty
much similar to what I was able to pass last semester. Compared to my
situation before, I can say that I have completely adjusted and became
more accustomed in accomplishing at least one or two activities in the
modules every day. I can now balance my study time and activity time.
The activities in the modules are the same and I appreciate that
because I still need to sharpen and improve my NCP skills and
communication skills in assessing patients. Finding a patient however is
still hard because a lot of people in our community doesn’t want to be
bothered. The two recorded group reports are one of the newest activities
included in the module. I found it hard to prepare for the reports since I
was the one who created the two Powerpoint slides. Nevertheless, when I
was working on the Powerpoint I was already learning and gathering up
ideas as I was them.
I think, one of my newly discovered strengths this prelims is that I
am totally adjusted with the current educational set-up. I no longer feel
anxious everytime I interview someone and I am becoming more focused
on creating realistic plans on my NCP. My weakness would be the limited
opportunity for me to find patients with unique conditions. I always end
up having a patient with a common condition and finding a patient who
has a respiratory condition in this time of pandemic is quite risky. The
opportunity that I was able to grab was to report and present our chosen
group topic. Lastly, one of the challenge that I have to face throughout
this semester is to retain all of the lessons that was taught to me in the
1. As nurses, the primary responsibilities that we should apply to patients
with respiratory problems includes doing comprehensive assessment of
the patient’s condition, carrying out of independent and dependent
nursing actions without causing harm to the patient and significant others,
monitoring for adverse effects of the medications and the possible
complications of prolonged mechanical ventilation, infection prevention,
monitoring the vital signs, oxygen saturation, comfort and rest of the
patient, lastly, conduct health promotion and disease prevention plans
through health teachings for the patients and families.
2. As a future nurse, I will help reduce the mortality rate of my patients
by doing a comprehensive assessment of their condition/s, after that I am
going to monitor their vital signs and ensure that they are controlled and
within acceptable readings, correctly position the client, prevent
complications before they arise, I will promptly administer medications
as ordered, carry out dependent and independent nursing actions as well
as notify the physician from time to time about the patient’s condition.
3. Being a Pilarist nurse, I am constantly reminded by my educators to
treat the patient as a whole and ensure that the patient maximizes his/her
abilities while being confined in the hospital. I also learned that prevention
and prompt management is the utmost concern of critical care nurses to
their patients. Applying it to my family, I will be an advocate and I will
also remind them that the conditions that make patients end up in ICU are
all preventable and while they are still young and consider themselves
healthy then they should not be engaging in activities and practices that
would make them eventually develop these types of crippling diseases.